In June, more than 1,300 high school students from around the country spend a week in Washington D.C. as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Youth Tour. While in the nation’s capitol, students learn about American history, our nation’s government, and the role electric cooperatives play in communities across the country. Students also get the chance to enjoy historical sites and visit with their state representatives in the House and Senate.
Each year, the WREA sponsors three Wyoming students to attend, and local cooperatives have the opportunity to sponsor additional students.
To find out how you can become eligible to participate in Youth Tour, contact your local electric cooperative. More information is also available at www.youthtour.coop.
Youth Leadership Camp
During this week-long camp in July, students have the opportunity to learn about how co-ops operate and about the latest developments in the electric industry.
Each cooperative has its own qualifications for participation in the camp. If you are interested in attending, contact your local cooperative.